Forum, Articles & Reviews...How are they Different?

Discussion in 'Announcements, Feedback, Issues, & Guides' started by N F C, Sep 21, 2018.

  1. N F C

    N F C no time like snow time

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    Almost every day new "articles" show up that are more appropriate for a forum post (example: my duck is sick or what breed is this chicken type questions). Is there some way of making the following info taken from the FAQ more prominent so members, especially new members, can understand the difference?

    How are Forums, Articles, and Reviews different?
    With so many options, which medium is appropriate for what type of content? While we believe it's ultimately up to you to decide, here's a bit of guidance.

    First, forums, articles, product pages (and reviews of those) are all separate features and different ways you can interact with the site and its members. They are tied together across the site to make related information easier to find, but there are in fact many differences.

    Type & Suggested Use

    Forums
    ideal place for group interaction
    here each user can start new threads, respond to existing threads and posts, etc.
    ask questions to the community
    post links to interesting articles and start a conversation

    Articles
    articles allow you to author an article on your own to share information
    "How-to" instructions and guides
    informational articles

    Reviews
    personal opinions of products AFTER having personal experience with those particular products
    candid and respectful personal opinions
     
  2. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

  3. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Quail Hatch TBD

    Unfortunately we can't move the articles that were mistakenly created to a thread right now. Hopefully that option will be back up and running soon.
    :fl
     
  4. skullgrrrl

    skullgrrrl Songster

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    How do you post on a member's page rather than in a forum or as an article?
     
  5. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    Try this:
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  6. skullgrrrl

    skullgrrrl Songster

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    I clicked on profile and I am limited to a 140 character post. How do I post a full length post with photos that are more suitable as a member's post than as an article?
     
  7. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator

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    Do you mean like starting a new thread in a certain section of the forum? Profile posts on individual profile pages are limited 140 as they are designed as short notes to each other.
     
  8. skullgrrrl

    skullgrrrl Songster

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    I posted a tour of my coop and birds in 'articles' and someone responded that it was more appropriate to post in members' pages. So how do I do that? I know how to post queries in the forums.
     
  9. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Cyprinus carpio

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    So you want to move the article to the member pages category? Member pages is a category in articles. What is the article?
     
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  10. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator

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    All done, I just moved the article to member pages :)
     
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